A full roundup of game week 11 of the Premier League, including the team of the week.
Bournemouth 1-0 Manchester United
A victory for Eddie Howe’s men saw them overtake their opponents in the table, as the Red Devils fell to 10th. The game was decided on the stroke of half time, when Aaron Wan-Bissaka failed to clear a dangerous attack from the hosts, resulting in Joshua King latching onto the ball and netting the decisive goal.
West Ham United 2-3 Newcastle United
It was a five-goal thriller at the London Stadium, with Newcastle condemning the Hammers to their third home defeat of the season. The visitors took a commanding three goal lead through goals form Ciaran Clark, Federico Fernandez and Jonjo Shelvey from which point the outcome seemed predestined. West Ham fought back with two late goals, although it wasn’t enough to salvage a point.
Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
Battling against a defiant Villa side, and seemingly battling against the match officials as well, Liverpool managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and maintain their six-point lead at the top of the table. Dean Smith’s men struck the first blow, with Trezeguet latching on to John McGinn’s free kick to make it 1-0, before Roberto Firmino’s leveller was bizarrely ruled out for offside. The Reds left their comeback to the final moments of the match, with Andrew Robertson and Sadio Mane netting in the 87th and 94th minute to secure a hard-fought 2-1 win.
Arsenal 1-1 Wolves
Arsenal would be 18th on seven points without the goals of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and the Gabonese striker was the Gunners’ saviour once again. The French-born hitman opened the scoring for the hosts with his eighth league goal of the season. Unai Emery’s men were denied the win however, by a second half goal from Raul Jimenez, seeing both Arsenal and Wolves take a point from the match.
Sheffield United 3-0 Burnley
The surprise package of the season continued their good run of form with yet another win to move them up to seventh place in the table. John Lundstram’s first half double was quickly followed by a goal from John Fleck, giving the Blades a commanding three goal lead from which Burnley never recovered.
Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 Norwich City
The Seagulls earned themselves back-to-back wins against the Canaries with a dominant performance that pushed them up to eighth in the league. Leandro Trossard opened the scoring for the hosts midway through the second half, before Shane Duffy secured the win in the final 10 minutes, condemning a struggling Norwich side to yet another defeat.
Manchester City 2-1 Southampton
Much like their main title rivals, City were made to sweat a little bit on Saturday, with Southampton bouncing back from a record defeat against Leicester with an early goal against the reigning champions. Pep Guardiola’s side left it late to pull the game back, with late second half goals from Sergio Aguero and Kyle Walker ensuring they didn’t fall any further behind league leaders, Liverpool, before their clash next weekend.
Watford 1-2 Chelsea
Still without a win this season, it was another miserable result for Watford, as they became the latest team to fall before an impressive Chelsea side. Tammy Abraham opened the scoring with an early strike, before Pulisic added to last week’s hat-trick with a goal of his own. Gerard Deulofeu’s late penalty gave the hosts some hope, but in the end Frank Lampard’s men ran out victorious.
Crystal Palace 0-2 Leicester City
It was always going to be difficult to top the result from their last game, and although the scoreline wasn’t as ridiculous as last time, the Foxes continued to play their part in the title race with another win. Second half goals from Caglar Soyuncu and Jamie Vardy saw off the Eagles, with the Foxes remaining third in the league, behind only Manchester City and Liverpool.
Everton 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Everton continue to linger around the relegation zone after they hosted a 1-1 draw against Spurs. Dele Alli scored the opener from the visitors, with Pochettino’s men looking as though they were on course for a win, before Cenk Tosun scored the equaliser in the 97th minute. However, the game was overshadowed by a horror injury sustained by Everton’s Andre Gomes, with Heung-min Son receiving a red card for his part in the incident, as the South Korean launched a cynical tackle of the Portuguese midfielder, causing him to collide with Serge Aurier and break his leg.
Sunrise Radio’s Team of the Week:
Ramsdale; Walker, Duffy, Cook, Robertson; Lundstram, Trossard, Nakamba, Saint-Maximin; Abraham, Mane